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Main Title Light Scattering by Optically Soft Particles Theory and Applications / [electronic resource] :
Author Sharma, Subodh K.
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Author Title of a Work
Somerford, David J.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2006
ISBN 9783540376644
Subjects Physics ; Physical geography ; Soft condensed matter ; Quantum optics ; Spectrum analysis ; Physical optics ; Environmental toxicology
Internet Access
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Collation XVI, 195 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
The eikonal approximation in non-relativistic potential scattering -- Eikonal approximation in optical scattering -- Other soft-particle approximations -- Applications of eikonal-type approximations. The present monograph deals with a particular class of approximation methods in the context of light scattering by small particles. This class of approximations has been termed as eikonal or soft particle approximations. The eikonal approximation was studied extensively in the potential scattering and then adopted in optical scattering problems. In this context, the eikonal and other soft particle approximations pertain to scatterers whose relative refractive index compared to surrounding medium is close to unity. The study of these approximations is very important because soft particles occur abundantly in nature. For example, the particles that occur in ocean optics, biomedical optics, atmospheric optics and in many industrial applications can be classified as soft particles. This book was written in recognition of the long-standing and current interest in the field of scattering approximations for soft particles. It should prove to be a useful addition for researchers in the field of light scattering.